| Employment Notebook - The Psychological Health of Your Workplace
by Alan Cavaiola and Tim Muma - Jul, 2014
The psychological health of one's workplace, and the varying factors that may contribute, can be a vitally important issue. To discuss a number of areas to consider and the impact, Dr. Alan Cavaiola joins Tim Muma on LJNRadio. Dr. Cavaiola is a licensed psychologist and a professor in the Department of Psychological Counseling at Monmouth University. He brings some terrific insight into the psychological aspect of work, the cu...
| Job Search Guide - Contemplating the Counter Offer
by Bernie Frazier and Jenna Connour - Jul, 2014
After a lengthy job search, you secure a great job offer. But, after informing your current manager of your decision to leave the company, he offers you a promotion and new salary that seems equally as promising. You’re at a crossroads: do you take the new job or stay with your current company? Contemplating the pros and cons of the counter offer can be a difficult process. Bernie Frazier, president of the career coaching firm...
| Employment Notebook - In-Person, Virtual Work Both Necessary
by Jacque Vilet and Tim Muma - Jul, 2014
In our technologically advanced world, the workplace could be anywhere you would like it to be. Many welcome the opportunity to work remotely, but the extent to which it helps and hurts is difficult to gauge. Jacque Vilet, president of Vilet International, has over 20 years' experience in international human resources and she tells Tim Muma that a true balance needs to be struck between virtual work and in-person communication...
| Government Compliance - Religious Accomodation in the Workplace: Federal Contractors' Version of Hobby Lobby Dilemma
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. and Jacquelyn Peterson - Jul, 2014
Hobby Lobby was decided under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) argued that for-profit corporations could not have religious beliefs and should not be considered "persons" under the Act. The Court disagreed with HHS, finding that the term "persons," as used in the Act, did apply to closely held corporations. Sandra Scott Zeigler, Esq., a recognized authority on Fede...
How to Negotiate A Great Salary
by Robin Fisher Roffer - Aug, 2014
Strike your best deal and feel good about it! Here are tips from one of the country’s top negotiation experts. Salary NegotiationWhat are your salary requirements? What does the right package look like for you? Those questions can be tough to answer, especially if you’ve lost a big job and you’re rethinking your worth, or if you’re ready to make a change after a long time at one company and you’re unsure how to value your...
Quitting Your Job? Think Twice, Do It Right
by Carole Kanchier - Aug, 2014
"I quit my job by email since that's how I normally communicated with my boss. But a company's firing by email got me thinking that quitting by email may not be appropriate ..." Have you had enough? Is quitting the right option? If so, resign with class. But first, know why you're leaving. Do you have patience with customers or co-workers? Are company policies and ethics congruent with your values? Do you have sup...
Five Tips for Remote Workers During The Summer
by Tiffany Young - Aug, 2014
The benefits of working from home have really paid off in my work performance and personal life. The hour per day I save in commuting alone translates to me saving gas, spending more time with family, and pursuing personal interests. The flexibility has also allowed me to better plan summer vacations and set time aside for professional development. When done right, remote working is a win-win for the employee and employer. If...
Lying or Fudging on Resumes–Rotten Idea
by Georgia Adamson - Aug, 2014
The subject of lying or exaggerating on resumes just keeps coming up! It amazes me how many people–at least some of whom seem otherwise intelligent–make the lousy decision to falsify information in their resumes (falsify is a euphemism for lying, but sounding weaker doesn’t make it better). With all the publicity there is from time to time about perpetrators getting caught, I would think people would hesitate to take the r...
What to Include on a Resume for Retail
by Debra Wheatman - Aug, 2014
Dear Deb: Is it necessary to bring a resume for a job at a retail shop in the mall? What would it say? I have only worked at an Italian ice cart at a local amusement park and also some intermittent work as a catering server. It might make me look silly to show that and a high school diploma plus two years of college. What’s your advice? Thank you, Lauren Dear Lauren: Yes, I would recommend a resume. In yo...
Use Marketing Techniques in Your Job Search
by Lisa Rangel - Aug, 2014
When marketing a product or corporate brand, you need to identify your different audiences, segment them and craft messages for them. These things also apply to job hunting—which is really nothing more than a sales process, except you’re selling your own qualifications and skills instead of a company’s product or service. Here’s how to use marketing techniques in your job search. Very rarely do even the best products sell t...
Six Simple Summer Networking Tactics That Will Help You Get Hired Quickly
by Michelle Dumas - Aug, 2014
“Summertime, and the living is easy…”. Sure, if you’re settled in a job and perhaps even getting ready to go on vacation. If so, a person could be forgiven for believing that the living is indeed easy. If, on the other hand, you are looking for work or to change jobs, it’s likely that “Hot town, summer in the city, back of my neck getting dirty and gritty” more accurately describes your feelings about summer. Summer may act...
Climbing the Proverbial Career Ladder: Network Your Way to the Top
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Aug, 2014
Want to advance to the next level? Networking can help you do just that! How networking can help you…. 1. Be seen as an integral part of the company. 2. Become well known within your industry. 3. Be seen as a subject matter expert. 4. Expand your network. 5. Keep your network alive. If you’re serious about your career and want to move up to the next level, networking can hel...
10 Ways to Reach Out to Hiring Managers
by Rachel Adler - Aug, 2014
The best way to advance your job search is to talk to people. The number of conversations you have in a week is the ultimate metric you should track to get results from your job search. Well, how do I find people to talk to in this social media/email/hide-behind-the-computer era? Great question. A combination of new school tactics (technology, social media) and old school activities (phone, in-person, snail mail) are the best...
Branding Tips: Can Your Email & Phone Numbers Tarnish Your Brand?
by Debra Wheatman - Aug, 2014
Yes, the email address that you choose and how you display your phone numbers on your resume and webpages reveal a lot about who you are. It also contributes to your brand. Your brand is how others perceive you. If your email and phone number suggest that you are outdated or not a serious professional, that can tarnish your brand. Consider these three ways your email and phone numbers can help or hurt your brand. Are So...
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